Last night I had a terrific breakthrough. I know I've talked lately about this creative dry spell I've been going through. There's no one single thing that caused the dry spell, so there was no single or easy solution. But last night, the writer's block broke.
I felt inspired again, and I'm not the type of person who just waits for inspiration. I've written thousands and thousands of words without the muse whispering in my ear. But last night was the first time since September 8th that I've been able to write any new, original material.
I've done some chapter rewrites and a whole lotta editing in that span, but no new material. You see, I'm already working on the sequel to my novella, and I was making good progress until September 9th. That's when something died a little inside of me, and I couldn't figure out what.
Honestly, I still don't know what it was. I was beginning to panic. "What if I can't write again?" I asked myself. Would my planned series never get finished? After last night, I feel more confident. I didn't get 3,000 words or anything. But I finished a chapter, and it was fun and it was great. I can't wait to do it again.
So this goes out to all those #amwrting and #aspiringwriters out there. You may experience writer's block, but if you stay strong and keep the faith, you will come through it. Don't give up. I believe in you!